18 Feb Leaky gut syndrome study receives funding
In recognition of the growing interest to understand what causes and how to cure leaky gut a researcher at Case Western Reserve University has received $4 million in funding. Leaky gut, medically known as intestinal permeability, is defined as damage to the intestinal tract that allows bacteria and other toxins which normally are contained to seep into the bloodstream. The result is inflammation throughout the body. Drug and alcohol abuse and prescription medicines are believed to cause leaky gut. Inflammatory bowel disease has also been associated with leaky gut. In addition to better understanding the causes of leaky gut the study will look to identify potential treatments.